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Wilderness Survival – the Sequel

May 13, 2011
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This was a text message from my daughter:  “Mom, I need to get a fishing license.” Naturally, I texted back: “You do know that fishing is an outdoor activity, right?” Her response: “I know where…

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Newt for President, I will try to be Bi-Partisan, but I am really into woman!

May 12, 2011
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Newt for President, I will try to be Bi-Partisan, but I am really into woman!

Newt: IF elected I will be faithful to my party, unless a prettier party comes along!  I promise to be a hands on President… And I will try to be Bi- partisan, HOWEVER, I am…

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The Burger Breakdown

May 12, 2011
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A woman who had not eaten an In-N-Out burger for eight years literally cried after taking her first bite of a “double-double” at a grand opening for the burger chain in Texas.  I am astounded…

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Evolution, Schmevolution

May 12, 2011
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Evolution should be banned. It can’t possible be true. It doesn’t feel right in my gut. I know that God created millions of species perfectly the way they are, many were killed off exactly according…

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Computer Eharmony

May 12, 2011
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Computer Eharmony

I rarely use my printer.  I don’t need to print things out. I keep all my work on my computer, and I back it up in some way.  However, I do have one editor who…

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President Obama invited Bush to Ground Zero, Bush Refuses!

May 11, 2011
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President Obama invited Bush to Ground Zero, Bush Refuses!

You know the old saying, “blood runs deep”? Well, it does, especially when you`re out for it. I can`t tell you folks that I am surprised today to see that BIRTHERS are not quite done…

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Nice, Nice Nice

May 11, 2011
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Have you ever wondered where all the kind and generous people have gone to? It seems like everyone now is out there to screw you in some way, shape or form. And while I’m all…

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A Day in the Life of a Chocolate Frosting Addict

May 11, 2011
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A Day in the Life of a Chocolate Frosting Addict

Well, it’s happened again.  I gave into my temptation. It is my own fault. I baked the cake, and I insisted on using two different colored frostings – yes, they were Betty Crocker canned frostings,…

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Why We Moderate Comments

May 10, 2011
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There is a trend on sites to leave comments that seem complimentary or concerned about something but their only intent is to get a reader to  click on a URL they have linked in the…

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Wiping Troubles

May 10, 2011
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Recently, I was finally able to wipe for the first time in months. Luckily, I hadn’t really needed to. But there were a few wet days where the whole situation inconvenienced my wife. It was…

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Stressed out? Not When I Have my Hedge Clippers

May 10, 2011
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Stressed out?  Not When I Have my Hedge Clippers

This was a week of stress. I admit that I did it to myself. I started to think about work stuff and family stuff and then I couldn’t sleep, and then I got more stressed…

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How the West Was Really Won

May 9, 2011
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The settling and taming of the American West has aroused the collective imagination of people all over the world, who have seen it as a place of adventure and romance.  Of course, that depends on…

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Blackberry and Kindle and iPod – Oh My!

May 9, 2011
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I had a high tech weekend. As a combination Mother’s Day and birthday gift, my family gave me a Kindle–which I have been dying for–and an iPOD, so I don’t  have to sing to myself…

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More Context

May 9, 2011
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I hear the word “miracle” quite a lot. I don’t think the word is ever used correctly. Here’s what the dictionary says that “miracle” means: “A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by…

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How to Avoid Ghosts and Other Paranormal Fun

May 7, 2011
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Last night while flipping through the channels, I came upon the show, Celebrity Ghost Stories. I have to say Hollywood’s stars have some pretty creepy experiences to share. During this episode, I watched Christopher Knight,…

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My Perfect Mother’s Day

May 6, 2011
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My Perfect Mother’s Day

(You Pick the Ending!) Mother’s Day; Sunday, May 8, 2011, 10:23 a.m. I wake up. My alarm didn’t go off and my daughter didn’t yell in my ear to wake me up. No, for once,…

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Context

May 6, 2011
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Sometimes I don’t understand what a word or a prefix means. Many times context can help. Each time I read or hear such a thing, I make an educated guess about what the word or…

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Autopsy Not Performed on Osama bin Laden

May 6, 2011
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Many are outraged that an autopsy was not performed on Osama bin Laden before he was ceremoniously dumped over the side of the USS Carl Vinson. Without the autopsy, they assert, we cannot say with…

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Bin Laden Was Plotting To Attack U.S. Trains

May 6, 2011
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Data recovered from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan has turned up evidence that he and his associates were plotting an attack on trains in the United States. Presumably the plot also…

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Can the Navy Seals Train my Dog?

May 6, 2011
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In reading the news, I came upon the hundredth or so article about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.  One of the most interesting reports in the trove of information focused on the dog…

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Crime Stopper with a Butter Knife–Maybe Not

May 6, 2011
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I hate watching TV with my husband at night. He likes to turn on Criminal Minds before we go to bed. He falls asleep in the middle of the show, and I am left awake…

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